Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dulverton on Exmoor - Mid August 2012

After picking up some supplies in town, for the rest of the day, we returned to the campsite where we spent our time relaxing again (and lovely it was too!).  We were visited by a pair of the resident ducks who we fed with some bread.  One of the pigeons fancied getting in on the act but I have to say he wasn't too successful!

That night, shortly after we'd gone to bed (or so it felt!), we had a massive thunderstorm.  We have never heard thunder so loud, it actually shook the camper.  It went on for some time and was followed by some pretty torrential rain.  When we got up on Sunday morning the site was bone dry but unfortunately it seems that the lightning had knocked out the campsites phone/tv/wi-fi network!!!  It didn't really matter much to us as we were sadly packing up and leaving that morning. 

If any of you fancy a superb site with 5* facilities, everything you could need within a short walk and peace and quiet then Exmoor House CC site is for you, but don't tell everyone becuase we'll never get a pitch!!!

Next trip is 'local' to us.  We're doing Devon/Cornwall for 8 nights in September so watch this space!!!

Dulverton on Exmoor - Mid August 2012

We were up early again on Saturday morning so that we could walk up through Burridge Woods to Marsh Bridge and back into Dulverton that way, just to clear our heads after the over indulgence from the night before - and it worked!!!

We came across these two beautiful 'guard dogs' in one of the cottages on the way back - they almost licked us to death!

Dulverton on Exmoor - Mid August 2012

Finally summer decided to put in an appearance.......albeit a short one!  It was perfectly timed for our long weekend on Exmoor though.  We stayed on what has to be one of our favourite Caravan Club sites, Exmoor House, just a short wander from the pretty town of Dulverton.

We arrived on site Thursday afternoon, pitched up (we only had a choice of 3 pitches because they were packed!), brewed up and put our feet up!  We did nothing other than relax, just what the doctor ordered!

On Friday we had a very early morning wander (so it wasn't too hot for Paddy in the camper), along the River Barle, into town and back via the pretty church (which unfortunately had some scaffolding up due to some repair work that was underway).  There was hardly a soul around.  We spent the rest of Friday on site enjoying reading in the sunshine until we met up with friends, who were camping on an adults only campsite in the same area, for a meal in one of the many great pubs in Dulverton (The Bridge Inn).  A good time was had by all!!!